Cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ has taken the form of a severe cyclonic storm and it may cross the coast of West Bengal and Bangladesh on 20 May. Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi called a high-level meeting in which he has reviewed the preparations. Know about this big news in detail-
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a high-level meeting
PM Narendra Modi on Monday held a high-level meeting with top officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Disaster Management Authority to review the situation on Cyclone Amphan in which they discussed the entire situation arising out of the storm and preparedness. Home Minister Amit Shah was also present in the meeting.
Amphan Changed Into Super Cyclone
According to the information, the cyclonic storm Amphan has now taken a gigantic form and now it is moving towards the coast of Bengal and Odisha. It is believed that it may cause severe destruction on Tuesday 19 May.
Alert Issued For Coastal Districts
Due to this severe cyclonic storm, the Meteorological Department has also issued a warning of heavy rain till 21 May for Odisha, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya. On the other hand, the Odisha government is preparing to evacuate around 11 lakh people living in sensitive areas, while the West Bengal government has sensed this danger and issued relief teams for the coastal districts and sent relief teams.
Director-General of NDRF gave this Information
In this case NDRF Director General S.N. Pradhan told that ‘Amphan’ is expected to reach the coast on May 20. For this, 25 teams of NDRF have been deployed and 12 other teams have also been kept ready. According to Pradhan, Amphan will be the second severe cyclonic storm in the country after 1999.
Indian Navy ships are in the alert mode in Visakhapatnam. They are deployed for medical service and all kinds of the help of people. Additional divers, doctors and relief supplies are ready in these ships. It includes food items, tent, clothes, medicines, blankets etc. in sufficient quantity. Additionally, rescue teams are also ready with Gemini boats and medical teams to boost rescue and relief efforts in Odisha and West Bengal.